PROOF: The Russian Plot to ‘Help’ Bernie Sanders is Being Led By Donald Trump

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This week there were a couple of bombshell reports that revealed how alarmed the intelligence community is about Russia’s intentions to undermine this year’s presidential election. One report disclosed that the Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joe Maguire, a Donald Trump appointee, had briefed Congress on Russia’s campaign to repeat it’s 2016 mission to elect Trump. The other report disclosed that Russia has expanded its efforts in 2020 to include the promotion of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.

These are perilous times for American democracy. Particularly since Trump has done nothing to protect the nation from Russia’s assault. To the contrary, he continues to deny that there was even any attack by Russia, and he supports the efforts of Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, to block bipartisan legislation to fortify our defenses. Nothing could be received with more gratitude by Vladimir Putin than Trump’s combination of calculated self-interest and willful negligence. And the differences between the responses to these news events by Trump and Sanders tell the whole story.

Trump was very upset. Not because Russia was caught interfering in our election again, but because this information was given to the people’s representatives in Congress. He tweeted that “Another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me … Hoax number 7!” Never mind that this wasn’t launched by Democrats, but by his own intelligence chief. And it is neither misinformation nor a hoax, but the fully considered research of intelligence professionals.

Sanders, on the other hand, more appropriately directed his anger at our enemies saying that “I don’t care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president. My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president, I will make sure that you do.” Trump has never made such a declarative statement admonishing his pal Vlad to stop interfering.

To be clear, Russia doesn’t really care who the Democratic nominee is. They only care about manufacturing chaos and discord. They are exploiting divisions among Democrats by pretending to support Sanders. Perhaps they believe that he would be easier to beat, or they just think he’s a better source for stirring up division. But none of that really matters. Russia will adjust its cyber-attack campaign to focus on whoever the eventual nominee happens to be.

In the meantime, Trump is executing the Russian playbook without much of an effort to disguise it. Sanders told reporters that he was briefed on the Russian plans to favor him about a month ago. And it was right around that time (January 17) that Trump began tweeting his “support” for Sanders. For instance:

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Does anyone believe that it’s just a coincidence that Trump began this Twitter campaign seeking “fairness” from the Democratic Party at precisely the same time that U.S. intelligence reached out to the candidate? Trump had not posted any tweets about the Democrats “rigging” the primary against Sanders for two years prior.

The very idea that Trump would care about the Democratic primary’s fairness is ludicrous. Since when has Trump been an advocate of election integrity? That certainly hasn’t been an issue in his own party. He and the GOP have been canceling Republican primaries across the country, despite (or because of) the fact that he has a credible challenger in former two-term Massachusetts governor, William Weld. Let that sink in. They haven’t been rigging their primaries. They have outright refused to conduct them.

Nevertheless, Trump has found the time and inclination to try to clean up the Democratic Party. But his efforts to do so have a distinct flavor that doesn’t really taste like concern for Democrats. In fact, his tweets look exactly like what you would expect from Russian agents tasked with creating a false promotion campaign for Sanders. If you didn’t know better (and even if you did), it would appear that Trump is the chief operative in Russia’s election corruption plot. Again!

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19 Comments on "PROOF: The Russian Plot to ‘Help’ Bernie Sanders is Being Led By Donald Trump"

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Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

Very good article.

Gunther
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Gunther

trump calling Bernie “Crazy” is ridiculous. trump is about as bat sheet crazy as anyone i’ve ever seen . Bernie is anything BUT crazy. People fear him because they’ve been brainwashed to think he’s some big scary “socialist”… people really need to educate themselves to understand what Bernies “socialism” REALLY is… It’s NOT GOOD for trump and his billionaire buddies. But that’s just too bad.

David
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David

Trump is projecting again.

DHG
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Trump will never win, it is impossible, the Bible says so.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

He’s definitely afraid of Bernie, and he knows that if states were to hold primaries he probably would take an embarrassing time

chris whitley
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chris whitley

The reason republicans refused to hold primaries is that trump would be first president to loose in a primary.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
That may well be true , but he’s got a stranglehold on their party , and they seem to like it . They are closeted racist, as has been proven time and time again . Kentucky, West Virginia. Tennessee, Ohio , Indiana, ( Southern ) Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama ,Georgia , Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma! All welfare states , and all racist state’s , that think the south will rise again . Trump , has strummed the “latent racism”, in these states .. When the public finds out , he’s trying to (out Bernie ),because he’s Jewish , wait till they… Read more »
David
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David

Sanders is literate, Trump is illiterate. Sanders has ideas and can present them coherently./ Trump is incoherent and speaks like a three-year-old. Sanders can lay out his ideas, Trump will attack and bully.

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

IMPOTUS is trying to sew discord amongst the Democratic voters & turn Bernie supporters against the Democratic establishment that “cheated” them the last go around. Maybe he can get them to stay home or vote third party to siphon away votes which is what allowed the thing to win the last time. We have to be smarter then that and vote for our values & policies instead of wondering what everybody else is doing or thinking. I’m not letting trump or Putin make my decisions for me.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Trump knows that Bernie is way left of center and probably wouldn’t do good in general elections. It doesn’t take a mind reader to figure that out. In the first place trump doesn’t have a mind to read. The one trump is afraid of is his sleepy joe. He knows Biden would beat him like a drum in general election.

Independent
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Independent

If donnie used half the time he spends giving people stupid nicknames like a seven year old bully, making idiotic comments on subjects he knows nothing about (corona virus for example), golfs (at our expense) and flying around the country at our expense to be admired by idiots, lying every time his lips move, he could probably learn to read and write, listen to the reports the intelligence groups give, prepare for the pandemic, and in general act like a president instead a tv comic. But that is just my observation.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Everyone knows , Trump , is new speak
FOR a LIAR!

Independent
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Independent

And a bad one at that!

David
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David

You’re expecting too much.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

We all know that’s a crock of crap , that’s what Trump and Putin want us to believe. Everyone knows Putin is calling the shots for Trump . And anyone thinking otherwise is sadly mistaken or trying to cover up the truth .
We all know Trump’s the biggest lier ever to be President, and maybe to be on TV .
He’s lied , cheated, and accused of
sexually molesting at least 35 women in his life .
Not counting those he paid off .
And he’s been know association with mob types for all his life .

Reeby
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Reeby

Trump and his cronies are up to no good. I hope the media other than Fix ( I mean Fox) continue to report the facts and the truth to us.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Trump was right when he said we used to deal with these people differently. We should hold our president accountable in this and do what he suggested. After all, it was his idea.

Allan
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Allan

IMHO, I do like Sanders & his policies, but i would think the GOP scare campaign on Bernie would be extensive & of course extreme.
But in order to thrash tRump in November, a candidate is needed to be both classy & nasty at the sime time.
Only Warren & Buttigieg can get dirty in the trenches with deranged the orange face. Out of those two I think Warren would excell going toe to toe in the debates. Remember, a woman last election won the popular vote. All tRump has on Warren is a derogatory Indian name.

carol levy
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carol levy
Im tired of this notion that many sanders supporters continue to tout: Sanders lost primary due to DNS/DWS He lost by 3 million votes. That was the voice of the voters not DNC/DWS. Sanders has praised dictators. has policies that even dem senators have said oculd never pass in the senate and is so far “left” that the independents and GOPs who might vote blue either because they want to or as an against Trump vote will most probably not vote if the nomminee is Sanders. GOP has perfect person to fling epithets against and this time many will be… Read more »